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Urgent Advice Needed

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Dec 6. 17 Replies

I did something stupid tonight--I ate a high-carb meal for dinner (please spare me--yes, I know better, yes, I'm stupid, moving on). However, where this will normally bring me up for a little while…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Brian (bsc) Nov 12. 1 Reply

My endo just took me off Cycloset and put me on Invokana. He mentioned some things, and the patient insert said some things, and I'm curious about some things, so here I am.1. Is the 10-15 pound…Continue

Tags: invokana

Increased Carbohydrate Sensitivity with Low-Carb Diet

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 11. 13 Replies

For some background info: I'm a type weird, possibly MODY 3 but possibly really, really atypical T2, on 2.4 mg of Cycloset (Bromocriptine Mesylate, max dose 4.8 mg per day) in the mornings. A1c never…Continue

Tags: diet, low-carb, sensiivity, carbs

More Proof that Low-Carb Diets Are Good

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sam Nov 8. 19 Replies

As if we needed any, right?I know it's been a long time since I last posted--medical school's insane. Yeah, I knew what I was getting myself into, but I still wasn't expecting this kind of volume of…Continue

Tags: type2, diet, carbs, carb, low


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guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"Congratulations on the number improvements! Just one thing--T1's mostly experience lows because of their insulin, not because T1 causes lows. You could definitely still be T1 without ever having had a low."
guitarnut replied to Karen's discussion 'Anyone else suffer from this?'
"I don't have unsteady walking with minor fluctuations, but I'm extremely sensitive to minor highs. I feel 130's, and I usually fall asleep around the time I hit 150. This makes it extremely hard for me to eat carbs, even in small…"
guitarnut replied to Mario's discussion 'Most accurate glucometer'
"The most accurate meters are most likely to be the Accu-Chek Nano and the OneTouch Verio IQ, because these are held to a standard of +/- 15% rather than 20% like all the others. I'd recommend the Nano because that's the one I use and I…"
guitarnut replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'inhalable insulin?'
"Actually, niccolo brought up a good point--if inhaled insulin causes an asthma attack (and I have little doubt that it will), it's probable that the insulin will be trapped in the lungs and not all of it will enter the bloodstream quickly. If…"
guitarnut replied to ANTONIA RETMAN's discussion 'inhalable insulin?'
"The last inhalable insulin was taken off the marker for causing pulmonary fibrosis. While I'm sure Afrezza was tested more thoroughly because of this, I'd still be extremely skeptical of using it on a long-term basis. That being said, I…"
Dec 13
guitarnut replied to Jen's discussion 'C reactive protein'
"How is your eosinophilic esophagitis? I'd say that's more likely to raise your CRP than your allergies."
Dec 13
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"Actually, given your barely passable C-peptide level, I'd say you're more likely T1 than MODY. While over .8 is considered normal, 1 isn't that far away, and given the fact that you have a problem with carbohydrates as it is, I'd…"
Dec 13
guitarnut replied to Brady's discussion 'Looking for some info'
"If you're truly diabetic, you might be mildly dehydrated at any given time because your body is trying to get rid of the sugar that's in your blood. Alcohol essentially dehydrates you, which means you could've had pretty bad…"
Dec 12
guitarnut replied to Brady's discussion 'Looking for some info'
"I think the possibility of your having diabetes has been pretty well covered here, so I won't go into it. However, I don't like the trace blood in your urine that showed up at this physical. Did your doctor pursue it or tell you to see a…"
Dec 12
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"I still check obsessively sometimes. I definitely believe that I'd be less obsessive if I knew exactly what type I am. I have a script for 10 times per day--sometimes it's 5, sometimes it's 15, but it all very much depends on how high…"
Dec 11
guitarnut and Sey are now friends
Dec 11
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"Ah, the wait for the antibodies. It's awful, but at the end of that week you'll know. Also, please get a fasting C-peptide drawn, as well (and that should also take less time to come back). I understand the need for information, and at…"
Dec 11
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"I've tried various combinations of low-carb, but I can't find a good balance when I do the VLCD they describe. Most of that actually isn't about feeling hungry or unsatisfied, it's about the work I have to put into it. As a…"
Dec 11
guitarnut replied to Sey's discussion 'New to Diabetes...'
"I posted this a while ago, but I'm reposting here because I think this paper might help you with the "I'm a physician how I do I eat a high fat diet" voice in your…"
Dec 11
swisschocolate and guitarnut are now friends
Dec 11
guitarnut replied to niccolo's discussion 'realizing I fit the MODY profile well, any MODYers or others have insights to share?'
"Pretty much? No. Because you're in the US, you could potentially get tested for free by the Kovler diabetes center in Chicago, but you need to fit their criteria. I fit every, single MODY criterion except that my C-peptide is high and they…"
Dec 10

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At 4:36am on November 7, 2013, Linda G said…

You're a FEATURED MEMBER!! BRAVA Guitamut!!

At 6:31pm on November 4, 2013, rick the "Blogabetic" said…

Guitarnut, congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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Congrats on making the Featured Members List. Please click on this VIDEO LINK. I realize that the song doesn’t quite fit but you will get the idea. .

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Guitarnut congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

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At 6:41pm on January 23, 2013, Jim Roach said…

Welcome to TuDiabetes Guitarnut!

At 12:19am on January 21, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 8:13pm on January 20, 2013, jrtpup said…

Welcome to the TuD family! Stop in the chat room (bottom of the main page) some time and say hi. Glad you found us ;)

At 8:08pm on January 20, 2013, Linda G said…

We're so happy that you're finally here!
Welcome home guitarnut!!
This is a great place to share, to learn, and to grow...all the while meeting new people world wide, and making friends.
Take a peek at some the groups when you get a chance. Just go to the top of your page, and click on "Groups". Once in,
click on "all groups". You can either peruse the wide array of available groups....or simply type a specific interest in the
space provided.
Take in some of the blogs/discussions as well.
The resource boxes at the top of the home "Home" page, and
"About us" at the very bottom of your page and every page (the footer), offer you more information still.
Hope you find the support and information you came looking for.
Here is a useful link to get you on your way:
There are also groups here for young people with diabetes, such as....
"College Students with Diabetes" & "Type 2 Teens!!! (includes young adults with Type 2)"
Take a look at the group..."Type 2 Diabetics".
AND....groups for folks with more than diabetes to contend with,
such as
..."Diabetes Plus".
Hey, why don't you come join us in the TuD chat room?
You'll see us at the bottom of the home page.
We have a great time getting to know each other, sharing info and lots of laughs :)
It's on right now!
Take care....and keep in touch!




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